Posts Tagged ‘cyber war’

Obama says cyber attacks from China ‘not acceptable’ via Yahoo News Digest

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Recent, events involving cyberhacking has shown that the new stage for warfare will be in cyberspace. The news is full of stories such as this where one nation launches a cyber attack on another nation’s system.

The United States and China are just one example (of course an exchange between the world’s two largest economies is going to garner the most attention). But how many other cyber attack exchanges occur between other countries? Russia? Iran? Japan? Israel? India? Pakistan?

The list can go on and on. The world wide web is truly the New Wild West.

Technology is constantly evolving which will lead to different types of cyber attacks and viruses. If there is one thing that Edward Snowden did bring to light is that nations are always looking for new ways to take out their competition.

Sadly, it is We, the People who are caught in the crossfire most of the time. But, that is topic for another time.

Just remember folks to practice safe cyber viewing and update your antivirus software regularly.

We all know about the hype surrounding “The Interview” and small cyber battle which ensued between North Korea and the United States. It was not much of a battle considering North Korea attacked Sony Entertainment’s database while the U.S. did one better… We shut down the internet in North Korea.

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So, when it was apparent that no more “personal” emails or other data about Sony was going to come out (at least for now) it decides to release the movie in small theaters and to be viewed on Netflix and YouTube.

Sweet, now we can watch it without having to go to the theater or wait for OnDemand. We have Apple TV which allows for the viewing of YouTube videos on your television.

So, my wife pays the $5.99 to view the movie through her iPhone. Download successful. Then when we try to view it through the Apple TV… Nothing!

WTF!!!!

We tried and tried to view it through Apple TV and still nothing. Was this a conspiracy hatched between Sony, Apple, Netflix, or something more perhaps.

Has my family been dragged into this cyber war?

Seriously though maybe our home entertainment setup just sucks. It is ridiculous to get so worked up about a movie that may not be good (never know until it is seen).

I am just venting my frustration with technology at the moment. Perhaps, it is high time to go out and do something instead of suiting down and watching television. It is a lot healthier in the long run.